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photo of objects from the archaeology collection




Artifacts are whispers from people whose voices have long since faded from recent memory. Stone tools and bones tell us about dramatic hunts, food sources and living structures. Smoking pipes, beads, glass, and nails tell us about the fur trade, North West Mounted Police Posts and other historic sites.

Come to the Human History Hall to discover and explore the stories of Alberta's most significant archaeological artifacts.

To preserve stories of the past, Alberta's archaeological sites are protected through the Historical Resources Act. Our collections have been submitted by archaeologists in fulfillment of their permit obligations and private donors.

Please email Kyle Forsythe, Curator, Archaeology, if you've found an interesting artifact.

Please email Karen Giering, Assistant Collections Curator, Archaeology, if you are a consultant who would like to schedule a submission.